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Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
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Jun 06, 2008

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Recommended to Corina by: Sara campos
Read in June, 2008

** spoiler alert ** I wish I could give it 3 1/2 because I really did enjoy reading's definitly a page turner, but I just couldn't get past the fact that although it was really character driven, I didn't think it was plot driven. There were a lot of themes and sub plots I didn't feel were really explained or tied together into the main story. And the main story was.....? Well that was a little confusing as well, it starts out seeming to be about valerian and Margaret, and then completely turns into a story about the romance between Jade and Son and doesn't really revisit Valerian and Margaret or offer any resolution. At times it's confusing because Morrison often used defferent names and titles for the same characters and I had to go back to figure out who the hell she was talking about.
All that being said, her central characters are all well rounded. All dislikeable but at the same time you sympathize with real human beings. I definitly had a picture in my head of what each of them looked like and sounded like which is definitly the measure of excellent character development....
But the end did sort of piss me off, I was sooo happy that Jade left Son, but there was no resolution for either character, and the whole thing about Therese leaving Son to climb the rocks by the swamp made absolutly no sense to me at all....
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